Photography by the Water

The sound of rushing cascades invigorates the air and creates a soft mist that is cooling on even the warmest of days.

If a wedding by the water sounds like a fresh way to get hitched, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges has a range of options you can consider. Waterfalls are found in lush forest settings and create dramatic backdrops for a ceremony or photos. Many have decking or picnic areas at the rock pools and some may require a ‘walk’ in along a forest pathway – what a walk up the aisle that makes!

Planning your big day?

Take a wander and discover these celebration destinations with a difference.

Some weddings venues even have their own private waterside options.

  • La La Falls, Warburton – has pretty fern gullies and stone bridges

  • Steavensons Falls, Marysville - lit at night during summer

  • Wombelano Falls, Kinglake - walk through dramatic old growth forests

  • Toorongo Falls, Noojee – observation platform close up to the falls

  • Olinda Falls, Olinda – shortest walk from car park to falls

  • Sherbrooke Falls, Sherbrooke – lovely rockpools and close to picnic grounds

  • Chateau Wyuna – private waterfall and reception centre all in one.

    Perfect for nature adorers looking for intimate spaces that reflect their passion for the outdoors.

    Note: Some gatherings in public places may require a permit. Please check the Parks Victoria website for more information.